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  1. Legal news
    17 June 2021
    auDA introduces stricter licensing rules for .au domain names

    The Australian administrator for the .au country code top level domain, .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), has introduced the .au Domain Administration Rules: Licensing (Rules). The Rules consolidate and update ...

  2. Legal news
    20 May 2021
    It’s nearly BBQ season… but hold the meat! Tips to make your plant-based food brand thrive

    Veganuary has been and gone, but there’s no better time to discuss the plant-based meat revolution. 2020 saw a huge rise in consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan options, and a particular surge in the growth of ...

  3. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    Australia’s High Court introduces patent exhaustion doctrine into Australian law – awarding a victory to remanufacturers

    In the long running patent infringement battle between OEM cartridge supplier Seiko Epson, and the remanufacturer of its cartridges, Calidad, on 12 November the High Court delivered its judgment, imposing a significant ...

  4. Legal news
    23 February 2021
    Patent claims directed at solving the volume of workplace health & safety paperwork are ‘a good idea’ but unpatentable: Federal Court of Australia

    Can a patentee overcome a decision that the invention claimed is not a manner of manufacture (ie. does not contain patentable subject matter) by amendment? On 29 January 2021, the decision in Repipe #2 was handed down ...

  5. Legal news
    02 September 2021
    New 12 month “grace period” introduced to Australian Designs legislation

    On 30 August 2021, The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 (Bill) was passed by the Australian Parliament on 30 August 2021. Amongst other change the Bill effects to ...

  6. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.

  7. Legal news
    12 June 2019
    Deliberate copying: Federal Court finds patentee entitled to additional damages in patent infringement case

    On 3 June 2019, in a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Gram Engineering Pty Ltd v Oxworks Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 689, a rare order was made finding that the patentee is entitled to additional damages for ...

  8. Legal news
    07 November 2019
    Opening the gates for generics - E-prescribing requirements implemented in Australia

    The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) provides for and regulates government subsidies for the supply of certain medicines. A requirement to receive subsidised medicine under the PBS is that the medicine ...

  9. Legal news
    03 June 2021
    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and copyright law

    A topic at the edge of intellectual property law is the ambiguous relationship between non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and copyright law. NFTs have been put under the spotlight this year, as several sales of NFTs recorded ...

  10. Legal news
    11 May 2021
    An overview of the current and proposed medical cannabis regulatory regime in Australia

    Currently, medicinal cannabis in Australia is regulated by a series of overlapping pieces of State and Federal legislation: regulatory regimes targeting narcotic drugs, poisons and controlled substances and therapeutic ...